Western India has been having intense monsoon rainfall since September 21, 2013. This has resulted in widespread flooding in the west Indian state of Gujarat and reports of at least three related deaths.
India had record breaking flooding in the northern state of Uttarakhand in June 2013 with more than 6,000 people killed.
Near real-time TRMM Merged HQ/Infrared Precipitation (3B42) data were used in the rainfall analysis above. Rainfall total estimates from these space satellite data for the seven day period from September 20-27, 2013 were used. The highest totals of almost 800mm (~31.5 inches) are shown centered in the west Indian state of Gujarat. The TRMM satellite collected data used in this rainfall analysis on September 23rd , 24th, 26th, 27th (morning), and 27th (evening).
Flood potential calculations (from a hydrological model) and landslide potential analyses are updated every three hours globally with the results shown on the "Global Flood and Landslide Monitoring" TRMM web site pages.